Writers On Writing / Wai Chim on why we should all be reading YA
We chatted to bestselling author Wai Chim, ahead of her online course Writing YA – Channelling Your Teen Voice, about tackling big themes, what makes a story fit into the YA genre, and some of her favourite reads at the moment.
Writing On Our Calendar / April 2020
We might be staying at home this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage with some fantastic literary discussions! Pull out your laptop and support writers with some of these great virtual events. This list is updated periodically so you can keep up to date with what’s happening in our (digital) literary communities.
Event Recap / YA All The Way
One afternoon session of The Kids & YA Festival saw four YA authors come together to discuss their passion for young adult literature, the experiences that have enriched their story telling, and their contributions to the YA community. The panellists came from a variety of backgrounds. Both Steph Bowe and Will Kostakis began their writing […]
Writers On Writing / Why I Love YA Fiction by Melaina Faranda
I don’t only write YA fiction – I read it. This has very little to do with remaining abreast of the market so much as indulging in a real and rewarding pleasure. YA literature is prioritised over the many books stacked on my bedside table (and beneath the bed and on the floor, subscribing optimistically […]